Gold medal dreams come true

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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We desperately need some bright spots in the news these days. Among the cheery tidings is word that many Santa Clara Valley tasting rooms have once again reopened after a long hiatus. We can only hope it remains so. One of the region’s brightest spots is Lightpost Winery on [...]

Film festival reinvents

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF) recently announced its full film lineup for its 2021 virtual edition. The festival will run April 7-20. This year’s Gala celebration will take place on April 9 with keynote speaker Drew Massey, actor and puppeteer for the [...]

Mount Madonna’s summer camps return

Utilizing its 375-acre campus situated amid grassy meadows and redwood forest, Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) popular Mountain of Fun summer day camps returns the weeks of July 12 and July 19 for children ages 5 to 13. An all-day redwood horse camp is also offered the week of [...]

An austere anniversary

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In recent columns, I’ve shared that many of the spring rides (like the Solvang Century, Primavera Century and Tierra Bella) have understandably been cancelled. The Sea Otter Classic, that amazing April mainstay, has been moved to October, so hopefully it’ll be a reality in [...]

Kitchen personalization

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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In today’s world, home delivery is not only a convenience—it’s essential, and Gilroy resident and entrepreneur Ann Marie McCauley of Lazy Suzan Designs has provided that convenience to her clients since 2005. “I felt it would be much lower overhead to do a mobile [...]

Wildflower Run adapts to pandemic

By Elizabeth Mandel Non-profit organizations have been forced by the pandemic to re-imagine their fundraising efforts, finding creative and compelling ways to continue helping those in need in their community. AAUW Morgan Hill, organizer of the annual Wildflower Run for almost [...]

Morgan Hill car builder shares love of Mustangs with the world

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Les Stuart has no shortage of stories from customers that come through his Morgan Hill shop. There is the almond farmer in Madera, who wants to drive his dream car before he dies.  Another man from Kentucky, who purchased a 1969 Mustang Boss 429 when it was new but had to [...]

Auto dealerships adapt to technological advancements, online buying

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From wireless charging docks to blind spot cameras in digital gauge clusters, the technology in vehicles is changing just as fast as the mobile devices that we carry with us everyday. And that has changed the reason people buy cars. Jay Gill, president/CEO of Gill Auto Group, [...]

Growing vegetables in containers

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Radishes, beans, salad greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic and many other edible plants can be grown in containers, given enough sunlight. Without enough light, plants will not produce a harvest. Plants use sunlight, or artificially created sunlight, to create sugars using [...]
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